Twelve-hundred 4th and 5th grade students from Adams, Weld, Morgan and Larimer Counties converged at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, on Wednesday, April 24 to learn about groundwater and other natural resources at the Children’s Water Festival sponsored by Central Colorado Water Conservancy District (CCWCD).

The theme for the 28th annual Festival “The Wonders of Water”  focused on water’s connection with all-natural resources and how it nourishes people through drinking water supplies and food production. Students will learned through nearly 50 hands-on activities, lively entertainment and interactive displays.

This year more than 1,200 students representing 16 schools from Brighton, Fort Lupton, Firestone, Frederick, Johnstown/Milliken, La Salle, Greeley/Evans, Windsor and Fort Morgan attended.

New activities at this year’s festival included; Fire and Ice, Magician Show, an Escape Room, Earth Balloon, Master Gardeners, and a Storyteller.

The 2019 Children’s Water Festival is co-sponsored by West Greeley Conservation District, Poudre Learning Center, and the University of Northern Colorado. Other corporate sponsors include Nutrien, United Water, Platte River Water Development, PDC Energy, Poudre Heritage Alliance, Greeley & Loveland Irrigation Company and Noble.